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Anaximander´s conception of the stability of the Earth

Citace: KOČANDRLE, R. Anaximander´s conception of the stability of the Earth. Krakow, Polská akademie věd, Institut dějin vědy (Institut historii nauky), 2013.
Druh: PŘEDNÁŠKA, POSTER
Jazyk publikace: eng
Anglický název: Anaximander´s conception of the stability of the Earth
Rok vydání: 2013
Autoři: PhDr. Radim Kočandrle Ph.D.
Abstrakt EN: Aristotle reported that Anaximander of Miletus had said that the earth stays motionless in place because of symmetry-uniformity. But we know that in general Ionian thinkers explained the position of the earth because it rests on the air like lid. Furthermore, Simplicius said that Anaximander explained the stability of the earth both by its symmetrical position and by the support of the air. In my talk, I will speak on the explanation of the immobility of the earth which can be firstly based on the conception of cosmogony and the assumption of the role of the air-mist. Further, in this connection, I will discuss the question of the stability of the earth as it is related to the existence of the map of the universe.
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